November 22, 2012 Headwaters Montana is very pleased to announce the first recipient of its Jack Potter Glacier National Park Stewardship Award. Joyce Lapp, a botanist who retired in May 2012 after more than 30 years working in Glacier is this year's recipient.
On May 2 of this year, Jack Potter retired after 41 years with Glacier National Park, one of the few National Park Service employees to spend his entire professional career in one place. To many of us on the ‘outside’ of Glacier’s internal operations, Jack has been the conscience of the bureaucracy for Glacier’s safekeeping. The future challenges and threats facing Glacier are many and Jack’s vigilance and integrity will be hard to replace. It is fairl to ask, “Who will be the next Jack Potter for Glacier?"